KOMPAN GALLERY - ALÞÝÐUHÚSIÐ
2017, Siglufjörður, Iceland
The exhibition consisted of four recent works, all of which illustrate speculation about creativity, degradation and re-creation.
The re-creation of the Genesis, the unraveling of an existing text and deconstruction of its meaning, is at the forefront of the series titled Völuspá I-VIII & Ragnarök. The series is composed of nine Intaglio prints. On eight of them the artist re-writes the 63 stanzas of 13th century ́s Poetic Edda, resulting in an irregular imagery. On the ninth one he has printed all of the stanzas on one sheet of paper, the mass of ink layers hold the meaning of the poem while simultaneously rendering it illegible.
The basis of the photographic works Cairn I and II, the wall sculpture 11 and the floor piece Intentions are the repetitions of everyday objects, which are assembled into one unit. These items are both personal and general. They are related to the artist's memories, have either been indispensable or unused or unusable. Their fractures and rebuilding involve a creative act, which is ruled by the same principle, but also involves conflicts.